Review of “Carmilla” (2019)

In character, “lesbian gothic vampire novel” is directly down my desired path in media. When the SNF Parkway added Carmilla to its virtual theater, I just had to watch it for myself. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of this particular interpretation, but I somehow walked away disappointed.

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Review of “Song Without a Name”

Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre) had its debut at numerous film fests throughout the second half of 2019, and finally became available for me to watch fairly recently. Despite hearing some positive buzz about it, I deliberately attempted to view this film as blind as possible: only knowing that it was set in 1988 Peru during a huge time of political turmoil, and the disappearance of the main character’s newborn child. What was it that gave such positive hype to those who have seen it? I wanted to know. And now I have a multitude of my own thoughts. Continue reading

Thoughts on “The Lodge (2019)”

Billed as an “arthouse horror” film, The Lodge (2019) certainly puts forth the effort of Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. However, while the film has its merits, it certainly falls short of doing anything spectacular, even though it still has its moments and redeeming qualities. Why did this film fall short in comparison to instant classics like Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, or Robert Egger’s The Witch? Let’s explore.

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Netplay is a core component to the future of fighting games

Netplay has been the subject of debate in the fighting game community since the internet became public. Arcades used to be the primary communication between players, but in 2020, the internet reigns supreme. As the days of a global pandemic trod on, adjustments to public events have only become more illuminating in how the success of fighting games hinges upon its netcode- a test that many games currently fail.
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The Importance of Emulation in the Age of a Pandemic

Not a fan of the recent Mortal Kombat 11 expansion? Find yourself reminiscing on some of the better days of Capcom? Emulation is readily available for you, and fighting games are readily available in multiple forms to play in training, arcade, and online against live foes. With most of the world still under some measure of quarantine, emulation has proved an important key to continue engaging in fighting games. Continue reading